Difference between a Super A and a Super C

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Difference between a Super A and a Super C

Postby Mosherd1 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:44 pm

This is my first post, and already the information I have found has been quite helpful. I am trying to determine the practical difference between a Super C and Super A.

I am looking at two tractors and cannot decide on which to choose from. One is a Super C with a snow plow. It is listed for $1,950, good rubber, rear hydro lift bar. The plow is mounted to the center of the tractor. Converted to 12V.

The A is listed for $2,150 but after talking to the guy today i should be able to get it for $2,000. It comes with a snow plow mounted to the rear of the tractor, I hear it is stronger in case you hut a icy snow bank will have less of a chance to break. It comes with snow chains, a trailer to haul wood, and had its engine rebuilt about 5 years ago. Good tires as well. Converted to 12V.

I would like it for snow removal, plowing or wheel harrowing 8 acres, dragging brush and logs as I clear some land. This land has not been plowed in probably 15 years and is starting to get overgrown. I know the engines are the same for each, but am wondering if the A would be big enough for what I am trying to do without struggling. Then if the engines are the same would it matter? So I am a bit confused. I would also use it to haul water to pigs. I would end up painting both with new decals. So any advice or your thoughts would be great. Thanks for your help!
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Re: Difference between a Super A and a Super C

Postby havoc1482 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:37 am

For starters. The engines are not the same. The Super C has the C123 and the Super A has the C113. The Super C has a larger motor.

That being said, a read mounted blade? Interesting. I have a Super A for snow removal and its great. I have the 1A-60 blade.
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The Super A can handle all of that. I do similar tasks with mine. I haul a trailer, I've yarded our boat around with it. I've dragged trees. I have also plowed and wheel harrowed with it.

Essentially they will both be able to do what you want given they have the right implements. If space isn't an issue I don't see why getting the Super C would be a problem. Its a taller and wider tractor, but has a slight edge over the Super C in power.

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Re: Difference between a Super A and a Super C

Postby Super A » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:50 am

Depending on what's been done to it the Super A might be about the same HP as the Super C. (It is a Super A right? If no hydraulics it's a plain A and in that case I would go for the Super C) You can't visually tell the difference between a 123 and a 113 unless you look at the serial numbers but many times Super As got 3 1/8" pistons when they were overhauled. The Super C even though taller and wider is very nimble for its size. Super A will be more compact.
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